Tea Exports to Pakistan Falls amid Tension

Tea Exports to Pakistan Falls amid Tension

Tea exports from India to Pakistan has fallen by around 36% to 7.46 million kg for the period January-August 2016 as compared to the same period previous year due to the rising tensions between the nations. Tensions between the two nations have risen after India’s recent surgical strike on terror camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The […]

European Body Gives Clearance to South India Tea on Lower Residues

European Body Gives Clearance to South India Tea on Lower Residues

European Tea Committee (ETC) recently gave clearance to South India Tea on low incidence of residues and low residue levels. ETC completed the surveillance data on analysis of pesticide residues in Tea and the results are delighting as the incidence of low residue levels in South Indian tea rarely approach European Union’s limit, said N […]

China may allow access to Indian Non-Basmati

China may allow access to Indian Non-Basmati

China is likely to allow access to Indian non-basmati rice in its market, following the non pending request from India. Seeing the surging trade deficit with China, the centre has urged to diversify the list of product exported to China. India has requested to allow the access of many goods in China including non-basmati rice, […]

India & Russia to discuss on falling Agri Exports

India & Russia to discuss on falling Agri Exports

Government of India is taking up with Russia the declined Indian agricultural exports over the recent years. At a recent meeting with representatives of Russia’s phytosanitary (quality monitoring) body, Rosselkhoznadzor, the government sought an expansion in the permissible number of commodities and exporters. With a meeting scheduled this month of the Russia-India Inter-governmental Commission on […]

China’s Agri Ministry to Push for GM Food Safety Law

China’s Agri Ministry to Push for GM Food Safety Law

Chinese ministry for agricultural said that they will advise Chinese legislators to formulate a law on Genetically Modified (GM) food safety at a later date, adding that GM food found in the Chinese market is as safe as non-GM food. The ministry stressed that GM food safety standards in China are scientific and strict, so […]

Rajasthan welcomes Karnataka food tech firms to partner with agri industry

Rajasthan welcomes Karnataka food tech firms to partner with agri industry

The Rajasthan government is in Karnataka to attract agro sector investments from prospective companies and initiate collaborative efforts to maximize the spurt in rural economic development. The effort is a pre-cursor to the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) 2016, to be held in Jaipur between November 9 and 11, 2016. Rajasthan will showcase investment opportunities […]

FSSAI limits additives in alcoholic drinks

FSSAI limits additives in alcoholic drinks

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed fixing limits on additives used in alcoholic beverages, including wines and other drinks. The authority has invited suggestions, views, comments and other related inputs from the stakeholders within the period of 30 days on the draft notification related to additional additives, enzymes, processing aids to […]

Indian Buffalo Meat Not Competitive with US Beef: USDA

Indian Buffalo Meat Not Competitive with US Beef: USDA

According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), despite being the relatively cheap, Indian water buffalo meat exports are not competitive with the US beef exports primarily due to quality preferences and animal health regulations in the countries who imports buffalo meat from US and not from India. According to a report, Indian buffalo meat […]

Food Security Act in all States by Next Month: Food Minister

Food Security Act in all States by Next Month: Food Minister

The National Food Security Act will be implemented in all the states by next month, said the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. According to him, all states and Union territories have enforced the Act except Tamil Nadu and Nagaland, where it will be implemented in the next month. Mr. Paswan, has […]

‘Blue Revolution’ to Bring Three Fold Growths in Sea Food Exports

‘Blue Revolution’ to Bring Three Fold Growths in Sea Food Exports

The government is seeking to achieve a threefold growth in export earnings from fish and fish products by bringing & strengthening the “Blue Revolution”. The center targets to expand sea food exports to Rs. 1, 00,000 crore in the next five years from Rs. 33,441 crore in 2014-15. The Ministry of Agriculture is likely to […]